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September 26, 2015: Sukkot

September 26, 2015

Motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat)


Sunday night begins the week-long holiday of Sukkot, the Season of Rejoicing.  My favorite holiday. 

We have rituals associated with the lulav and etrog, which are so rich in symbolism:

Credit: Levin JCC

We eat – and sleep – in the sukkah, which has been lovingly decorated.


Credit: karmihesed

The Sukkah is a frail hut.  Living in it for a week reminds us that in the end we must trust in the Almighty.

Now, especially, with the threats that arise daily and the instability of the world, this is a lesson we must internalize. 



Credit: Yaakov Kirschen

And so, I am going to leave off posting for some days – perhaps until the middle of the holiday, perhaps until it is over – in order to enjoy it with my family and fully take in its message.  There will be much to write about when I pick up again.

To one and all I wish Chag Sukkot Sameach.


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